After graduating from Appalachian State with a finance degree in June of 1996, Jay teamed with his father, Brad and established the VR Charlotte office. Jay's dedication, hands-on experience and education helped him achieve early success. In the first year of business, Jay finished 3rd in the VR system for agents. His success continues as jay has placed in the Top Ten in 10 of 12 years, including being awarded MVI, Most Valuable Intermediary in 2005, an award given to only one individual in the entire VR system. In 2009, Jay was awarded the #6 VR Business Owner Award.
Jay spends a majority of his time with buyers and sellers, but also collaborates with VR's agents when help is needed.